Forward was recalled to Carolina on emergency recall basis Jan. 3
RALEIGH, NC— Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team has reassigned forward Brandon Nolan to the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The Hurricanes recalled Nolan, 24, on an emergency basis on Jan. 3, and he played in Carolina’s games at Atlanta on Jan. 4 and at St. Louis on Jan. 5 during his second NHL stint. The St. Catharine’s, Ont., native made his NHL debut with Carolina on Dec. 22 at Tampa Bay, earning an assist in the game, and he has now played in four games with the Hurricanes this season, averaging 6:49 of ice time. Nolan (6’1”, 192 lbs.) was tied for the River Rats team lead with 13 goals, and ranked second on the team with 26 points at the time of his Jan. 3 recall. He is in his fifth professional season and has played in 185 AHL regular-season games with Manitoba, Bridgeport and Albany, recording 36 goals, 52 assists (88 points) and 162 penalty minutes.